Joe Saunders

District: 49 -- Democrat

Part of Orange

Committee Membership for 2012 - 2014 Term

Leadership Roles

Democratic Deputy Whip (2012-2014)

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Orlando
Occupation:  Community Organizer, Nonprofit Consultant
Education:  University of Central Florida, B.A., Political Science, Legal and Women's Studies, minor, 2005
Born:  April 12, 1983, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Recreational Interest:  community theatre, the arts

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012
Democratic Deputy Whip 2012-2014


Florida Safe Schools Coalition, founder
Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando, member
Orange County League of Women Voters
Orlando Anti-Discrimination Ordinance (OADO) Committee
Osceola Arts for Complete Education Coalition, Chairman
University of Central Florida Alumni Association
Mad Cow Theatre, Board of Directors, 2014
Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce, board member, 2014
East Orlando Chamber of Commerce, member, 2013-2014
Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce, member, 2013-2014
Metro Orlando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, member, 2013-2014
Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, member, 2013-2014
Equality Florida, Statewide Field Director, 2006-2012
Orange County Democratic Executive Committee, Development Chair, 2012
Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, board member, 2012


Florida Alliance for Arts Education, Leadership Award, 2013
Florida Watch Action, Progress Florida, America Votes, Middle Class Champion Award, 2013
Watermark magazine, "Top 25 Leaders Under 25", 2006

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